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    Stolen: Rosanna Beraldine holds a photo of her late daughter Lucia Hazelton.Lucias family keeps her spirit alive with small reminders, including her originalbirth certificate, which was in Beraldines wallet when it was stolen last weekend.Stolen Page 4 Pipeline Page 10

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    When four-year-old Lucia Hazelton died,her family continued living their lives asthough their first-born was still with them.

    Her mother, Rosanna Beraldine, keptreminders of Lucia with her at all times,including a photo of her daughter as her cell-phone background.

    Beraldine even kept Lucias birth certificatein her wallet, alongside her other two daugh-ters birth certificates and her own, as a way tohave Lucia with her everywhere she went.

    (She) was with me always, all the time,Beraldine said. It just makes me feel like shes(Lucia) coming with mewherever I go, like sheused to.

    In 2008, the family lived in a gated com-munity in Burnaby. On Christmas Eve, Luciawas playing in the snow with the other kidsin the complex when a neighbour backed outof their driveway and struck the four-year-old.The freak accident left a hole in the family andcarrying Lucias birth certificate with her wascomforting to Beraldine. It was a reminder thatone day their family would be whole again,after this life has ended, she said.

    But on Sunday afternoon Beraldine and herfamily suffered another heartbreak.

    Beraldines wallet in which she kept Luciasbirth certificate was stolen from the BonsorRecreation Centre during a kids swap meet.From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beraldine managed atable at the swap meet. She kept her purse ona chair under her jacket, and she tucked thechair under her table while she spoke withcustomers.

    I was standing there the whole time so I

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    Mother makes a public pleafor thief to return her latedaughters birth certificate

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    A lack of security at facilitieslike Kinder Morgans WestridgeMarine Terminal poses a threat topublic safety, says an SFU securityexpert.

    Douglas Ross, of Simon Fraserspolitical science department, saidthe ease with which Greenpeaceactivists occupied the oil terminallast Wednesday illustrates the vul-nerability of Canadian industrialsites.

    Ross said corporations areunlikely to spend big bucks onsecurity until after an incidenttakes place.

    Security all around, all thetime, is really expensive, saidRoss. Until an incident happens,corporations are unlikely to paywhat is necessary to protect highlysensitive sites such as refineries,pipelines incredibly vulnerable,given (the) vast size and most-ly in remote locations chemicalstorage facilities or transportationequipment.

    While local oil facilities, such asthe Chevron refinery and the TransMountain pipeline terminus, havebeen in place for decades, Rosswould like to see these kinds offacilities located away from popu-lated areas.

    Pre 9/11, nobody was think-ing about home-grown terroristspotentially getting a hold of trucksloaded with explosives, gasolinebombs or things like that to wreakhavoc in a facility like that. Thats

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  • A traditional hookah lounge isstuck between a rock and a hardplace namely Fraser Health andthe city while their business isgoing up in smoke.

    Hafez Tea House recentlymoved locations and has a busi-ness license pending, but becauseof the citys smoking bylaw requir-ing a smoking room on its premis-es, the family who owns the now-closed hookah lounge appealedto council to change the bylaw atMonday nights meeting.

    In 2004, the business had runinto the same issue and was near-ly shut down by Fraser Health,which enforces the citys smokingbylaw, but council was able tomake an exception so the businesscould operate.

    Im here today speaking onbehalf of my family, to be grant-ed an exemption from the citybylaw enforced by Fraser HealthAuthority that is holding us backfrom operating our traditional teahouse that has been part of theBurnaby community for about 12years approximately, HoneyehAdibi-Larijani, daughter of the teahouse owner, said to council.

    Adibi-Larijani noted the pur-pose of the business is to pro-vide hookah and Persian tea to itspatrons in a traditional setting thatreplicates the Middle East, Turkey,India and Egypt.

    The reason why were heretoday is because earlier this year,shortly after our licence wasrenewed by the city, our landlordsold the building we were oper-ating out of and the new ownerrefused to renew our licence thatwas expiring, in order to redevel-op, she said. So after 12 years ofoperating out of that location, wewere forced to relocate.

    The tea house found a newlocation near the corner of SperlingAvenue and Hastings Street,Adibi-Larijani said, but historyrepeated itself, and the businessonce again needs an exemptionfrom the smoking bylaw.

    We dont have non-smokersthat enter our premises, she said.Theyre entering an establish-ment that is strictly for smoking.If we build a separate smokingroom, our patrons will only berestricted to smoke, and we willnot be permitted to serve water ortea, which is an integral part of the

    traditional tea house, and thatswhy we call it a tea house.

    Adibi-Larijani said building asmoking room would not onlyisolate customers but come at ahuge cost for her family to build,ventilate and keep heated.

    We believe that itwill severely alter theculture aspect of thetea house, as the seat-ing provided consistsof cushioned benches,and our patrons willessentially be staring ata wall rather than eachother, what theyreused to, if a wall isbuilt to separate the room.

    Mayor Derek Corrigan saidbusinesses in Burnaby have gonethrough these issues in the past,such as pubs that needed smokingsections, which were later prohib-ited.

    The provincial governmentthen said they can have smokingrooms, he said, noting legionsand clubs retrofitted their build-ings for them, at a cost. Then the

    provincial government decidedthat, in fact, smoking rooms werenot permitted, and so all of themlost the investment that they hadput in.

    Corrigan noted the changeshappened within a few years

    of each other, andthe businesses didnot have the time tobounce back from it.

    (There was) notime for them to beable to regain thatinvestment that theyput in, so this is notsomething that wehavent dealt with

    before, which is the regulationsthat are imposed on cities by FraserHealth, he said.

    Corrigan noted that he, too, wasconfused over why Port Moodyand Vancouver could makeexemptions for traditional hookahlounges, but Burnaby staffers havetold him Fraser Health will notpermit them.

    Lou Pelletier, director of plan-ningandbuilding,saidPortMoody

    and Vancouver accommodated teahouses through an amendment intheir smoking bylaws.

    We have to level an investiga-tion to look into an amendmentand take that through a correctionprocess, to see if that would beapproved at a correction level,he said, adding that Fraser Healthmay have to approve it.

    Burnaby council asked staff tocome back with a report on theissue quickly, to see if the busi-ness can be accommodated with-out getting into trouble with thehealth authority.

    Im a little more interestedin how Port Moodys doing it, iftheyre accommodating it, becauseit will be close to us, Corriganadded. Theyre under the localgovernment act, and theyre goingto be dealing with Fraser Health.

    However, a Fraser HealthAuthority inspector said its onlyenforcing the Burnaby bylaw andnot its own policy.

    Gordon Stewart is the managerof health protection in Burnaby,

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